Photo #: NH 100109
SS Baxley (American Freighter, 1918)
Probably photographed when completed. She is wearing "dazzle" type disruptive camouflage.
This wooden hulled freighter, built at Jacksonville, Florida, as part of the World War I emergency fleet program, was transferred to the Navy and placed in commission on 1 October 1918 as USS Baxley (ID # 4449). She was decommissioned on 2 December 1918 and returned to the U.S. Shipping Board.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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1 March 2004